Month: October 2017

Algerian Government Eyes Total Ban on Cryptocurrencies

The government of Algeria appears to be moving towards a total ban of Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the country. The government is reportedly considering the prohibition of the use, as well as possession of the virtual currencies and not just a ban on their acceptance as a form of payment.

Based on a report by local paper Maghreb Emergent, the National People’s Congress (NPC) is currently tackling the 2018 Finance Bill that will declare the usage and ownership of the leading…

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Blockchain LegalTech startup Agrello partners with online-id verifier Veriff – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

Agrello, a blockchain startup developing LegalTech solutions on the basis of smart-contracting technology, announced its partnership with facial recognition-based id verifier Veriff today.

Agrello develops a service package, allowing users to create, sign and execute digital agreements, secured and powered by blockchain technology. In order to generate sound, digital identities, which are necessary to render digital signatures legally-binding, Agrello formed a partnership with online-id…

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Bitcoin Is a Lot Like Bangladesh When It Comes to Investing

  • Bangladesh’s economy is growing at around 6-7 percent per year. And over the next 30 plus years, it’s going to be one of the three fastest-growing economies in the world.
  • That’s not unlike bitcoin, which has been rapidly appreciating, and the technology behind it could change the world. 

A few weeks ago, I visited Bangladesh in search of investment opportunities for my International Capitalist subscribers.

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Eye Care for Animals Joins Pathway™

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. & AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eye Care for Animals (ECFA), with over 50 practices in 16 states, has
joined Pathway, a rapidly growing veterinary practice ownership and
management company with over 60 locations in 13 states, to become the
Ophthalmology Division of Pathway.

This combination brings together the two organizations to better allow
them to compete in the changing veterinary marketplace. Founder and
board member of ECFA, Reuben Merideth, DVM, DACVO, acknowledged, “A
transformation has taken place in veterinary private practice. By
pooling resources, as ECFA and Pathway have done, it will enable them to
stay competitive in the industry.”

Pathway CEO, Stephen Hadley, DVM, MS, stated, “As Pathway continues to
expand our business through the provision of new resources and new
opportunities, it’s particularly exciting to count ECFA as our
ophthalmology specialty partner. As the leader in veterinary
ophthalmology with a world class residency program, ECFA is the perfect
partner for Pathway. Further, ECFA’s existing growth model fits nicely
into Pathway’s strategy.”

Commenting on the desirability of the combination, Dr. Merideth
explained, “Finding a partner with a similar culture and shared core
values was critical in our decision to join Pathway. The ability to
share best practices will enable us to serve clients and patients even
better and is a benefit to our employees.”

This transaction allows Pathway to continue to expand its specialty
practices around the country and ECFA to maintain its commitment to
focus on serving the ocular needs of pet patients and nurturing
professional relationships with referring veterinarians who trust ECFA
doctors to provide state of the art ocular care.

Read more at www.businesswire.com

Estonia’s Top Futurist Explains How Tech will Make Countries Obsolete

Kaspar Korjus has big plans for Estonia’s future. He’s the managing director of the country’s e-Residency initiative, a futuristic idea that made headlines in 2014 for allowing anyone in the world to become a virtual resident and start a company. Now, Korjus has a bigger goal in mind: to become the world’s first country with its very own cryptocurrency.

The “ambitious new proposal,” outlined in a Medium post in August, would expand on the idea behind e-Residency, which has already…

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